The Central Negros Electric Cooperative said it is closely coordinating with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for the restoration of power following the series of brownouts in the past few days.
Ervin Stan Leo Ticar, CENECO acting general manager, in as statement Tuesday, August 23, said that the intermittent power interruptions that occurred over the weekend and on Monday, August 22, were due to the overloading of the NGCP Negros-Cebu submarine cable triggering the opening of Bacolod-Silay 69kV protection device.
The Bacolod-Silay 69kV line covers the Talisay and Silay feeders.
“CENECO would like to reiterate that situations that cause unscheduled power interruptions are unforeseen by the electric cooperatives (ECs), such as CENECO. These circumstances are out of the EC’s control since various factors are involved,” Ticar said.
He assured the consumers that Ceneco is closely working with NGCP for the immediate restoration of power.
CENECO also apologized for any inconvenience caused by the power outages, he added.
Consumers and netizens have criticized CENECO over its poor service and high power rates.*